Category: Updates

THS Expands Annual Scholarships with Ginny Heinlein Memorial

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce, beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, it has accepted the offer from a donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) for a multi-year donation to endow a new annual “Virginia Gerstenfeld Heinlein Scholarship” specifically for women undergraduates majoring in STEM (scientific—physical or biological, technical, engineering, mathematics) subjects. The candidates…
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How to vote for The Heinlein Society Exoworld nomination

(If you’re asking, “Why am I doing this?” You can go back and read our proposal.) Go to http://nameexoworlds.iau.org/exoworldsvote This takes you to the Vote Now Page Read instructions, the scroll down to Mu Arae system Click on orange Vote button Scroll down to proposed names then scroll down until you see: ROBERTHEINLEIN Podkayne Pixel…
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The Heinlein Society NameExoWorlds contest submission completed

The NameExoWorlds contest, organized by the IAU and Zooniverse, recently accepted naming proposals from registered clubs and non-profit organizations. THS selected the Mu Arae system to name. Mu Arae, often referred to by its designation in the Henry Draper catalogue HD 160691, is a main sequence G-type star around 50 light-years away from Earth in…
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Nominations for THS Board of Directors, Polls Open Aug 13 2015

The following members have been nominated to run for THS Board of Directors. All three are currently sitting on the BOD, one in an elected position and the other in board vacancy appointed positions. This year we will again be using a web-based voting system. The polls will open on 13 August 2015 and close…
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New Heinlein Society Board Member: Welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland!

It is with great sadness that we on the Board of Directors say goodbye to Michael Cassutt, who has served as a board member since October 2010. We welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland, who has been appointed to fill this Director’s seat for the remainder of its term. He is also a member of the…
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Nominations For Annual Heinlein Society Elections Scheduled For May 2015

Last year, web based voting worked so well that we’re using it again this year. The nominating period for Board members is coming next month; 18 May to 1 June. There are three Board openings that need to be filled. Present board members; Keith Kato, Betsey Wilcox and Herb Gilliland, whose current Board positions are…
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Heinlein Society Announces 4th Annual Scholarship Contest

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our fourth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2015-2016 academic year. The two $750 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in engineering, math, or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry), or in Science Fiction as Literature. Applicants will need to submit…
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ROBERT A. HEINLEIN 1941 DENVENTION GoH SPEECH

The ROBERT A. HEINLEIN 1941 DENVENTION GoH SPEECH is available to Heinlein Society members for donations of $50. Payment can be made via PayPal or by sending a check to the Society at: The Heinlein Society 3553 Atlantic Avenue, #341 Long Beach, CA 90807-5606 This was the third World Science Fiction Convention. It was held…
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Heinlein For Heroes Ships 199 OVER 997 Books!

We honor Veterans’ Day today, November 11th, with the announcement that the Heinlein For Heroes program has shipped 199 over 350 10,000 books directly to our military personnel and their families! This November 11th… think about making a donation of books, or shipping costs, to our heroes. Heinlein For Heroes is a program sending requested…
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Heinlein For Heroes Donations Pour In!

Since our launch at LoneStarCon August 29, 2013 donations are starting to flood in, books and cash for books, to go to our troops and veterans! But we need more. We started with a legacy gift of $1000. Since then we’ve received: Oct. 8th – The Heinlein Prize Trust, Robert A. Heinlein’s main literary estate…
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Heinlein Society at LoneStarCon

The Heinlein Society at LoneStarCon 3 The Heinlein Society participated at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, held in San Antonio, TX, August 29th-September 3rd . The Society shared a table in the exhibit area of the con space with the Heinlein Prize Trust, with the two Heinlein legacy organizations teaming up to…
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Announcing: HEINLEIN FOR HEROES

Heinlein For Heroes is a program for placing books, especially Heinlein books, into the hands of active military personnel—particularly those deployed—and into the hands of veterans in veterans’ hospitals. Organizations already exist who identify military commands and hospitals with a declared desire for various kinds of reading material. Science fiction is one category always in…
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Are YOU a COWARD?

Join the Heinlein Society PARTY at LonestarCon. We’re celebrating 50 years of traveling Heinlein’s GLORY ROAD. If you’re going to the World Science Fiction Convention, join us FRIDAY at 8:30 pm (room to be announced), for dragons, goodies, books, quizzes, fun, and SOMETHING that will truly test your mettle! And stop by the Heinlein Society…
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Own Heinlein’s Bed!

How would you like to own Heinlein’s ‘second-best’ bed? Ebay auction coming during LoneStarCon! Robert Heinlein designed and built this bed with attached side tables for himself and his wife, Ginny. After Ginny’s passing in 2003, the bed came to The Heinlein Society. Now is your chance to own it. After unsuccessfully trying to find…
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The Heinlein Maneuver

Was Heinlein right or wrong in his descriptions of planetary orbits and spaceship maneuvers? Hard science fiction author, and astronautical engineer, G (Gerald) David Nordley takes a look at the Heinlein Maneuver from The Rolling Stones.

Readercon Blood Drive – Saturday, July 13

Blood Drive info at: readercon.org/information.htm On Saturday, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile http://www.redcrossblood.org/ will serve Readercon for the first time for a Heinlein Society Blood Drive! Your consistent support over years means so much, especially during midsummer. Thank you! The ARC and the Heinlein Society will have token gifts of appreciation for all who present…
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